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Red Light Enforcement Funding Distributed for Safety Improvements

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PennDOT today announced that $287,200 in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding will be distributed to four municipalities located in its Engineering District 8 area. Statewide, approximately $4.7 million in grants are being distributed to 43 municipalities and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.

Under state law, fines from infractions at 21 intersections in Philadelphia supply the grant funding.

The law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted more than 268 applications, totaling approximately $25.4 million.

Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as project benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing.

The four projects awarded in District 8 are:

  • $40,000 to Lower Allen Township in Cumberland County for safety improvement in the Carlisle Road School Zone;
  • $20,000 to the Borough of Mechanicsburg in Cumberland County to improve traffic safety by retiming its traffic signal system;
  • $48,000 to Fairview Township in York County to replace street lights with LED lights at all signalized intersections in the township; and
  • $179,200 to the City of York to upgrade the coordination of the existing traffic signal system.

For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us, search Automated Red Light Enforcement or email ARLE_Grants@pa.gov.

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